Labushen fell asleep during Australia’s batting.Image Credit source: Screenshot/ICC Video
New Delhi: Sometimes there are times in Test cricket when not much action is happening. Often on such occasions, the audience is seen taking a light nap. Sometimes the coach or other support staff of a team are sometimes seen resting in the pavilion, but hardly any player is seen resting by taking a nap, that too. world test championship final Like in a match. Australia’s Marnus Labushen did something similar but Mohammad Siraj gave him sleepless nights.
On the third day of the India-Australia final at The Oval, there was an equal fight between the two teams. Australia dismissed India for 296 runs. After this, Pat Cummins’ team started its second innings, where it got a big blow at the beginning as David Warner returned early.
Labushen was sleeping before batting
The Australian team was in a dominant position in the match and in such a situation it is possible that the Australian team would have been in a relaxed mood. Marnus Labushen appeared as the best example of this. Before Warner’s wicket fell, the eyes of the TV camera fell on Labushen sitting on the balcony of the pavilion and what was shown on the screen was shocking and amusing for everyone.
Labushen was sitting with his eyes closed and it was clear that he was trying to keep himself fresh by taking a nap. As soon as the camera’s sight was removed from him, Labushen’s sleep was broken as Mohammad Siraj dismissed Warner on the very next ball.
Siraj gave sleepless nights
Here Warner was out and there the Indian fans sitting in the stadium were filled with enthusiasm. This sudden noise broke Labushen’s sleep and he realized that Warner was out and now he had to go for banting. The effect of sleep was clearly visible on Labushen’s face. He quickly prepared himself and got down to bat.
Great ball by Siraj to Labuachagne!
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After coming to the crease, Siraj woke Labushen completely from his sleep by shaking him badly. Siraj gave pain to Labushen only on the second ball. Siraj’s ball hit Labushen’s gloves and Labushen lost the bat. Even after this, in the next few balls, Siraj got the bat released from the hands of Labushen twice more.
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